Galveston: A Perfect Complement to Your Cruise Vacation

The fourth-largest cruise port in the United States is a bustling town with so much to see and do that you won’t be able to scratch the surface in the hours before your journey. If you’re just hopping on a ship when you get to Galveston, you’re missing out. Beautiful beaches, adrenaline-pumping theme parks, historic architecture and a food scene that will have you drooling, this barrier island packs a punch. It’s also a spot that’s great for families, with opportunities for both fun and learning. If you’re cruising out of Galveston, plan to extend your vacation and spend an extra couple of days in town.

Your Must-Do List for Your Pre- or Post-Cruise Stay in Galveston

Historic, lovely Galveston fits an amazing number of attractions onto a 64-square-mile barrier island. Whether you hit the beach or head back in time, plan to spend an extra couple of days here, before or after your cruise. Here’s what to do (and eat, and drink) More

Staying in Galveston: Discovering the Perfect Pre-Cruise Itinerary

Lined with sand, filled with history and loaded with attractions, Galveston delivers a true Texas-sized beach vacation. This is a major and growing cruise port, so invest a couple of days to explore before or after your voyage More

Galveston: A Family-Friendly Playground for Kids of All Ages

Why not extend your family vacation with a pre- or post-cruise stay in Galveston? There is so much to see and do, you’ll be hard-pressed to choose from so many compelling options. More

Cruise Critic Members Share Galveston Vacation Tips

With a storied history, bountiful beaches and so much to eat and drink (plus a wide range of accommodations), Galveston has a lot to offer. Here, the ultimate experts -- that is, your fellow cruisers, who have been there -- recommend their favorites. More